Everyone seemed to be doing well except me and my career. And my accent was no helping me any.
An actor who is good at comedy can also be very good at drama, but not necessarily vice versa.
Making a television show is not like making Coca-Cola or Bacardi rum. The human element in our business prevents us from finding a successful formula every time.
An audience is so important. I would never have had the guts to dub in that big a laugh.
If you don't know what to do, don't do anything.
When I get in the sun I get very tanned. You can't tell me from the native fishermen in Hawaii or Mexico.
I received my Greetings from Uncle Sam in May 1943. I applied for the Air Force.
I could have stayed home and been kept by my wife.
The way the Army does things is sometimes a little strange.
I didn't know anything about acting, much less about acting in a comedy.
I was an only child, but I did have a hell of a lot of cousins.
I was the only male of the Arnaz family in my generation.
In 1934 there were very few Cubans in Miami.
It was easy for viewers to identify with our show. The characters were believable.
It's really amazing that two people from such different backgrounds and geographical origins ever got together. That was perhaps part of the attraction.
The Spanish and Cuban people have the same kind of wakes the Irish do. They go on for two or three days and drink a lot of booze and eat a lot of food.
The straw hat is the typical hat Cubans use. It's cool and keeps the sun away from your face.
The thing I remember about New York was how little I felt. I arrived with one small bag and $15.
The success of I Love Lucy is something that happens only once in a lifetime, if you are fortunate enough to have it happen at all.
My Latin temper blows up pretty fast, but it goes down just as fast. Maybe that's why you seldom hear of ulcers in Latin America.
American people have the ability to laugh at themselves. It is one of the things that makes this country the great country that it is.
Motion-picture studio floors used to be all wooden and not smooth at all. This was difficult when moving a camera around on a dolly.
A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up. The same is true of the smallest flaw in setting up the motivation in a story line.
Al Jolson was one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived.
Good things do not come easy. The road is lined with pitfalls.
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